Marke Keston Parish Church

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT.KPC




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This Month's Services and Activities: 

MARCH 2019

Sun        3rd Mar         8 am                Holy Communion
                                    10 am              Family Service
Tue         5th Mar         9.30 am           Prayer Walk   
Wed        6th Mar         10 am              Ash Wednesday   Service with Ashing   
Fri           8th Mar         2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sun        10th Mar       10 am              Holy Communion
Mon        11th Mar       2 pm                Book Reading
                                    7.30 pm           Lent Reflections at the Rectory
Fri           15th Mar       2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sat          16th Mar       3 pm                Silent Auction & Tea
Sun        17th Mar       10 am              Holy Communion  With H&W
Mon        18th Mar       7.30 pm           Meditation
Wed        20th Mar       7.30 pm           Men’s Pub Social @ Greyhound
Fri           22nd Mar       2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sun        24th Mar       10 am              Holy Communion
Mon        25th Mar       5 pm                Evening Prayer for Lent At the Rectory
                                    7.30 pm           Pub Social @ Fox
Tue         26th Mar       3.30 pm           MESSY CHURCH
Fri           29th Mar       2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sun        31st Mar       8 am                Holy Communion
                                    10 am              Mothering Sunday
Mon       1st Apr          7.30 pm           Lent Reflection at the Rectory          
Tue         2nd Apr          9.30 am           Prayer Walk
Fri           5th Apr          2.30 pm           Choir Practice




Our Wednesday morning communion has been suspended during the Interregnum.. 


8PRAYER WALKS – Every 1ST Tuesday of the month, 5th March then 2nd April.  Please come along with or without a dog, and we all have a good chatter, and then stop, reflect and pray at several intervals along the way, we start at 9.30 am on Commonside near the old Rectory.

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH – ASH WEDNESDAY 10 AM SERVICE –- do come along to this service at the beginning of Lent.  It will be a Communion Service and will include placing a cross of 'Ash' on your forehead to symbolise that we are mortals and in need of repentance and salvation bought through the sacrifice of Jesus.

NEXT DATE FOR BOOK READING FELLOWSHIP – Please come along to Sally Churchus home on Monday 11th  March @ 2 pm to  discuss books with some Christian content, either from the church library or your own.

LENT TOGETHER - During Lent there will be opportunities to pray and meditate together on Monday evenings as follows:
March     11th  - Lent Reflection at The Rectory at 7.30pm
18th  - Silent Meditation in Church at 7.30pm
25th  - Evening Prayer for Lent at The Rectory at 5.00pm
April        1st - Lent Reflection at The Rectory at 7.30 pm
8th  - Evening Prayer for Lent at The Rectory at 5.00pm
15th - Silent Meditation in Church at 7.30pm (Holy Week)

SILENT AUCTION & HIGH TEA – Saturday 16th March at 3pm – Book your ticket at £10 per person, and come along to an afternoon full of fun!  There will be sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee.  If you have an idea of something you would like to add to the Auction, please see Tricia or Carol.

HEALING & WHOLENESS (H&W) - Every 3rd Sunday we offer healing and wholeness prayers for all who may like the benefit of a special prayer,  just after taking Communion on Sundays 17th March and 21st April.

MEDITATION GROUP – Every 3rd Monday  We begin at 7.30 pm in the Church or church hall.  All are very welcome, to take time out from our busy lives 18th March and 15th April.

MEN’S PUB SOCIAL – These happen every 3rd Wednesday of the month – and the next one is 20th March & 17th April at the Greyhound Pub @ 7.30 pm.

PUB SOCIALS – Our next Pub social will be @ 7.30 pm on Monday 25th March at the Fox. Please do come along for a meal, or a couple of drinks  – all are very welcome!

MESSY CHURCH – Tuesday 26th March at 3.30 – 6 pm.  Come along for lots of fun and crafts, followed by a short act of worship in church, then finishing with a High Tea.  Free admission, but donations towards costs much appreciated.

NEW PATTERN OF WORSHIP - At the last PCC meeting it was decided that after Easter we would follow the pattern of worship as outlined:
First Sunday in the month: an ‘All Age’ Communion service at the 10.00 am service, still shorter and child friendly!  (This means we will no longer have a BCP Communion Service at 8.00 am)
First Tuesday in the month: prayer walk.  9.30 am
With opportunity to gather for a cuppa afterwards in the village.
Second Wednesday of the month: mid-week BCP Communion at 10.30 am
Third Monday of the month:  Meditation at 7.30 pm
Fourth Tuesday:  Home Group at the Rectory. 7.30 pm


Our next Messy Church is on Tuesday 26th March 2019 from 3.30 until 6pm.  We begin the session with crafts, and games, then we go into Church for a short Christian talk with music, praise and prayers, then return to the hall for a High Tea.  Everyone is most welcome!


Do come and join us on the first Sunday of each month for our new Family Worship service at 10am.  The service is designed as an All-age Service, so we hope that children and families, indeed people of all ages, will come and be able to feel involved.  Do please let other people know about this service. 

Further details of events can be found on the Pew Sheet.


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